What are the important events that happened on November 28? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

November 28: Facts & Myths About This Day

November 28 is the 333rd day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 33 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 15, 2016 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 411,192 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectatriacontatrigon’ day.

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Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 61 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,438 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 28 Historical Events

  • 1627
    The Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth Navy has its greatest and last victory in the Battle of Oliva.
  • 1811
    Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, premieres at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig.
  • 1821
    Panama Independence Day: Panama separates from Spain and joins Gran Colombia.
  • 1843
    Ka Lā Hui: Hawaiian Independence Day – The Kingdom of Hawaii is officially recognized by the United Kingdom and France as an independent nation.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: In the Battle of Cane Hill, Union troops under General James G. Blunt defeat General John Marmaduke’s Confederates.
  • 1909
    Sergei Rachmaninoff makes the debut performance of his Piano Concerto No. 3, considered to be one of the most technically challenging piano concertos in the standard classical repertoire.
  • 1919
    Lady Astor is elected as a Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. She is the first woman to sit in the House of Commons. (Countess Markievicz, the first to be elected, refused to sit.)
  • 1920
    Irish War of Independence: Kilmichael Ambush - The Irish Republican Army ambush a convoy of British Auxiliaries and kill seventeen.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: In response to U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson’s call for “more flags” in Vietnam, Philippines President Elect Ferdinand Marcos announces he will send troops to help fight in South Vietnam.
  • 1980
    Iran–Iraq War: Operation Morvarid – Over 70% of Iraqi Navy was destroyed by Iranian Navy in The Persian Gulf. The Iranian Navy’s Day.

Who were born on November 28?

  • 1923
    Gloria Grahame, American actress (d. 1981)
  • 1932
    Gato Barbieri, Argentinian saxophonist
  • 1943
    Randy Newman, American composer
  • 1953
    Sixto Lezcano, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1958
    Kriss Akabusi, British athlete and television presenter
  • 1961
    Jane Sibbett, American actress
  • 1978
    Haytham Tambal, Sudanese footballer
  • 1984
    Joross Gamboa, Filipino actor
  • 1987
    Karen Gillan, Scottish actress
  • 1988
    Scarlett Pomers, American actress

Who died on November 28?

  • 1170
    Owain Gwynedd, King of Gwynedd (b. c. 1100)
  • 1675
    Leonard Hoar, American President of Harvard University (b. 1630)
  • 1801
    Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu, French geologist (b. 1750)
  • 1859
    Washington Irving, American writer (b. 1783)
  • 1939
    James Naismith, Canadian creator of basketball (b. 1861)
  • 1963
    Karyn Kupcinet, American actress (b. 1941)
  • 1973
    Marthe Bibesco, Romanian writer (b. 1886)
  • 1998
    Kerry Wendell Thornley, co-founder of Discordianism (b. 1938)
  • 2009
    Gilles Carle, Canadian screenwriter and film director (b. 1928)
  • 2010
    Giorgos Fountas, Greek actor (b. 1922)

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